'One Tree Hill' Fan Columnist: 3 Things I Learned from This Week
'One Tree Hill' Fan Columnist: 3 Things I Learned from This Week
Joy Atkinson
Joy Atkinson
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
On tonight's episode of One Tree Hill entitled "We All Fall Down," Nathan struggled with whether to continue basketball, Quinn left the hospital while Clay stayed, Haley set out to help those in need through working at a crisis center, and Brooke tried to maintain what little dignity she had left.

Throughout the show I learned many things about topics such as music, life and Tree Hill's sanitation.

1. "I Don't Wanna Be" does NOT make a good slow song

When I first heard the news that the theme song was returning for season eight, I was overjoyed. The song has always been my favorite part of the earlier seasons. Gavin Degraw's tune makes me want to get up and dance and sing at the top of my lungs. However, these new versions that play every week make my skin crawl. Tonight's was definitely the worst, making me want to throw my shoe at my TV. The song is meant to have a faster tempo and it used to go well with the quick changes in scenes and cast listing. However, the slow version that played this week not only sounded horrible, it just sounded plain odd when set to the same introduction.

2. Tree Hillers are way too self-sacrificing

Seriously, how many 24-year-olds would willing give up their life-long dreams in order to do good for others? Apparently the Tree Hillers are very level-headed and selfless.

After an ex-investor comes to Brooke with his sob story about how he can't send his daughter to college because he lost all his money investing in Clothes Over Bros, Brooke decides to not only sell her company, but also liquidate all of her personal fortune to pay back all those her company screwed over. And the ridiculous part is, she isn't even the one that authorized the scam. But of course she feels responsible and therefore has to suffer. It's really beginning to look like Victoria got off easy, especially since she's having so much fun in prison.

With a "bad back" (which looked perfectly fine when he was dunking on the River Court) and a new realization that he doesn't know his son, Nathan decides it's time for him to give up on basketball. He says he's fulfilled his dream of making it to the NBA, and now it's time for him to start doing what's right for his health and his family. Personally, I think providing a steady income is more beneficial than slumping around the house all day, but that's just me.

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3. Tree Hill's EMTs are very messy

It's been roughly three weeks since Quinn and Clay were shot at the beach house, leaving huge blood stains all over the white walls and carpet. When Nathan goes to the house to pick up Quinn's belongings, Nathan finds bloody gauze pads, syringes, trash, and the blood everywhere. Isn't it someone's job to clean all that up shortly after the incident? I mean USED gauze pads are just laying on the floor. GROSS! I get that the writers wanted Nathan to be the one to clean up the mess to show how he's moving on in his own life, but come on. It's totally unrealistic that police, investigators, and Nathan and Haley would put off cleaning up all the mess. Good luck getting that stain out, Nate.

Next week brings a road trip and OTH/Life Unexpected crossover and lots more of all the Tree Hillers. Tune in to find out if Brooke somehow gets to keep her fortune and see if Nathan changes his mind about basketball, again.

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